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Young People

A selection of young people related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.

Jay Tee

i had this wonderful and charming girlfriend that i felt at a point in time i have to get into her. .....she told me she was not ready.i was not hurt because she is the lady and i respected her a lot so i had to understand her till she is ready Read more

Anna Lee

I was just 15 years old and was with a 18 year dude and he pressured me intercourse and got pregnant to him, we had a baby daughter but I adopted her out as I was only 15 years old and we had no in come what so ever. But if you are thinking about intercourse use protection otherwise you could get pregnant and have the difficult of choosing to keep or adopt, I found it really hard but I get to see her when I want. But make sure you don't get pressured into intercourse. Read more

Shaun

I have been going out with my girlfriend now for almost a year and 8 months. I bought condoms on the advice from my girlfriend just in case we actually did have sex, just to be on the safe side but with no intention of actually using them. But as you probably guessed we did use them for their actual purpose. I was saying things like "Are you sure?" and "It is up to you", obviously really wanting to do it but like I said not wanting to add pressure. So she said yeah, I put on the condom after a failed attempt (didn't know it was upside down, if that is even an excuse)... Read more

Blessing

i lost my dad when i was 13 and my mother had no money to feed us.we are three in the family..... Read more

Ronek

Being 19, HIV+, and going to school in another state, I felt lonely. I was away from all my close friends and I had no idea how to really handle the situation. I told every single person I was sexually active with to get tested and they all got back to me saying they were negative. It didn't matter who infected me, as long as they knew and they got tested. Read more

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